Information and Referral
CENTRAL COAST CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING (CCCIL)
1350 41st Avenue, Suite 101
Information and referral, advocacy, benefits counseling, housing assistance, peer support, personal assistance services, independent living skills training. Traumatic brain injury program. Tri-lingual: English, Spanish and American Sign Language.
DAVENPORT RESOURCE SERVICE CENTER
El Centro de Recursos y Servicios de Davenport
150 Church Street
P.O. Box 97
Information and referral, limited home visits, Grey Bears food bags, volunteer training, limited transportation. Assistance with taxes and medical clinics. Bi-lingual staff.
A nationwide directory assistance service designed to help older persons and caregivers locate local support services for aging Americans.
Human Services Department
1020 Emeline Avenue, Bldg.B
Santa Cruz 454-4165 18 W. Beach Street
Watsonville 763-8700 Food Stamps (Cal Fresh)
Program for low income qualified people to purchase food. Apply by phone at 1-888-421-8080 or on-line at www.benefitscalwin.org
Pays for limited medical and dental services for low-income families, individuals, and children (including persons aged 65+, blind or disabled who meet eligibility requirements). Apply by phone at 1-888-421-8080 or on-line at www.mybenefitscalwin.org
HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Medi-cal Benefits Call Center: 1-888-421-8080 www.santacruzhumanservices.org/
Also see separate directory entries for:
Adult Protective Services: 454-4101
Cal Fresh: 1-888-421-8080
In-Home Support Services: 454-4101
IHSS Public Authority: 454-4030
Veterans Services Office: 454-7276
Workforce Investment Board
LA MANZANA COMMUNITY RESOURCES<
521 Main Street, Suite Y
Information, referral, advocacy, translation for low-income migrant community of Pajaro Valley. A program of Community Bridges. No fees.
SANTA CRUZ PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
427-7707 System-wide telephone reference
427-7713 Telephone reference (at main library)
427-7700 ex:7615 Book Buddies
Homepage has links to library holdings and Community Information Database, a public library database for local services and agencies.
SENIOR NETWORK SERVICES
1777-A Capitola Road
Santa Cruz 95062
114 E. 5th Street
A community resource agency linking senior citizens with services. Specialists are available to discuss and coordinate resources, provide benefits counseling, case management and advocacy. Home visits may be arranged. Offers the following programs:
Information and Assistance: 462-1433, 728-1751
Case Management: 462-1433
Family Caregiver Support Program: 462-1433
Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP): 462-5510
Money Management: 462-1433
Home Help: 462-0880
Respite Care: 462-0880
UNITED WAY OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
4450 Capitola Road, Suite 106
Coordinates extensive community fundraising used to support local social service agencies.